Rhode Island


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RI school committees OK with giving more power to principals
May 9, 6:42 AM: The chief lobbyist for Rhode Island school committees is supporting a new proposal to give more power to school principals, even though some of that authority would be taken away from school committees.
Rescue plan for R.I. schools unveiled by lawmakers
May 8, 5:53 AM: Leaders of the General Assembly have proposed a sweeping series of changes designed to empower principals, move toward a more uniform curriculum, create a fast track to certify teachers in needed subjects and allow the >
GOP files conflict-of-interest complaint against teachers union official in R.I. Senate
May 7, 6:57 AM: The Rhode Island Republican Party has filed a conflict-of-interest complaint against Sen. Valarie Lawson, the paid vice president of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, for sponsoring, advocating and voting >
Editorial: Waiting for a good education
Apr 30, 7:26 AM: It is shameful that the city’s political establishment, headed by Mayor Jorge Elorza, refuses to permit Achievement First to expand to accept more of the students who desperately want to get in.
Partnership between charter school, CCRI encourages diversity in nursing ranks
Apr 25, 7:49 AM: Graduates of the Rhode Island Nursing Institute will now be able to enter the Community College of Rhode Island’s nursing program and complete their associate degree in two years.
Raimondo calls for ‘comprehensive’ state review of Providence school system
Apr 24, 6:20 AM: Gov. Gina Raimondo and Mayor Jorge Elorza on Tuesday called for a “deep dive” into the problems facing the Providence schools, starting with a 60-day review that will culminate with a June report on what needs to be done. >
Leaders of R.I. cities and towns protest union-backed ‘lifetime contract bill’
Apr 23, 6:21 AM: On the day before an anticipated House vote on a previously vetoed bill to extend expired municipal and teacher contracts indefinitely, Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena served warning: “If this passes, we may as well shut >
R.I. lawmakers consider creating new education cabinet position
Apr 19, 5:15 AM: State lawmakers are considering creating a new cabinet position at the top of the state’s education bureaucracy as part of a broad package of public school reform proposals triggered by poor student test scores last year. >
Two languages, one goal in R.I. classrooms
Apr 8, 7:47 AM: A dual-language program at a Providence elementary school points to the future. Students are immersed in Spanish for one-half of the day; the other half is in English, and the immersion begins in kindergarten. >
R.I. education commissioner: Times² Academy could lose charter if it doesn’t change leadership
Apr 4, 6:40 AM: The charter school is defying the Providence School Board’s order to fire embattled Executive Director Rudy Moseley — a move that State Education Commissioner Ken Wagner said could lead to revocation of the school’s >
Urban educators push for improvements, suggest longer school day and year
Apr 2, 5:50 AM: A group of urban education leaders, including traditional public schools and charter school educators, are calling for a package of reforms to improve student performance for students.
Showdown brews over leadership of Providence’s Times² charter school
Mar 29, 7:20 AM: The Providence School Board contends that the charter school is out of compliance with its management agreement because the board never signed off on the hiring of Rudolph Moseley Jr., the school’s executive director. >
Departing R.I. schools chief reflects on his tenure
Mar 27, 7:40 AM: Wagner said he is most proud of his work in offering more school choice to students, although his boldest initiative, empowerment schools, never gained traction. Another proposal — opening up career and technical education >
Charter School Eyes Opening in Providence’s West End as Area Schools Underperform in Testing
Mar 26, 7:12 AM: Parents in the transitioning West End of Providence are looking to start a new charter school in the home of the John Hope Settlement House and the performance of local elementary schools may be a driving force. >
R.I. charter school gets go-ahead for master’s program
Mar 25, 6:55 AM: The Learning Community charter school is establishing a graduate school of education, the first time that such a program has been awarded to a public school. Aspiring teachers will be immersed in the classroom for most of >
Bill would limit ability of R.I. students to go out of district for technical education
Feb 28, 6:31 AM: Now, “pathways schools,” a new version of career and technical education that offers strands of study in technology, engineering and the arts, is seen by some as the new enemy. A bill sponsored by Rep. Evan Shanley on >
Column: State partnership to create better career pathways
Feb 26, 6:43 AM: Gov. Raimondo recently announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between Rhode Island and XQ, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to reimagining high school so that all students succeed — no matter their race, >
R.I. charter school Times2 failing to deliver, state finds
Feb 19, 6:21 AM: A local charter school with STEM in its title has come under fire by the state Department of Education for not offering a rigorous and well-designed selection of science courses.
Editorial: Power grab for public unions
Feb 11, 8:17 AM: Should binding arbitration for teachers be approved, “you’d have a situation where you could have as much as 75 percent of the budget governed by an unelected arbitrator versus a local official,” warned Brian Daniels, >
R.I. to rethink high school instruction in partnership with education nonprofit
Feb 7, 6:28 AM: Three schools will be selected to receive $500,000 each from XQ to redesign their schools. The money can be used to implement the new high school design, which might call for changing the class schedule, using technology >



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